Stories tagged: "jails"


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Only 3% of Incarcerated Arizonans Were Able to Vote in 2020—Even Though Most Were Eligible

Advocates say that this is a prime example of voter suppression. Less than 3% of eligible individuals held in an Arizona county jail voted in the 2020 election, according to a new report. Voting and equity advocates say this is due to counties failing to provide the necessary resources to those in custody, despite the...

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Maricopa County Drops Charges for Marijuana Offenses Covered by Prop 207

All pending cases in the county for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana, paraphernalia, or marijuana concentrates will be dismissed.

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They’ll Die Because They’re Poor, Not Guilty: Why Arizona Sheriffs Are Clearing Out the Jails

Law enforcement officers are releasing inmates and replacing arrests with citations in an attempt to protect communities from the coronavirus.